Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Financial Research Administrator
Employee Type: CS-Classified Staff
Position Number: 130290
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The Financial Research Administrator will support the essential functions of Sponsored Program Services during the testing, implementation and stabilization periods of the Modernization Initiative to ensure continuity of processing during this time.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Under general supervision, the incumbent prepares automated or manual recurring fiscal reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The incumbent creates, monitors and maintains awards on sponsored programs; ensures compliance with grant and/or contract requirements; and notifies appropriate personnel of actions needed on budget problems. The incumbent assists with interpreting administrative regulations and policies to staff within the institution and outside agencies. The incumbent performs accounting duties such as cost share reporting, Facilities and Administrative (F&A) reconciliations and budget reconciliations. The incumbent prepares financial reports analyzing, interpreting and summarizing data in accordance with the specific agency's terms and conditions. The incumbent reviews, analyzes and interprets agency accounting and financial records and reports produced by automated and manual systems; analyzes and corrects discrepancies; assists in the preparation of fiscal reports and provides recommendations to management concerning overdue receivables.
This is a project position expected to end 3/31/21.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent, which must include at least 18 quarter or 12 semester hours of accounting, auditing or budgeting; OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.